Krishant Dania says even after what he witnessed, he feels safe on-campus. However, he says more work needs to be done. “I feel like the mental health stuff needs to be stressed even more,” Dania said. “It’d be cool if people, myself included, looked out for other people more with regard to mental health.”
It says something about us, something unnerving, that the general response to mass murder in Plano seems to be a stale round of oversimplified bickering over guns.
The policies now in place – among police, hospitals and other medical facilities – portray a contempt for the loved ones of people with mental illness, as revealed in reporting by The Pilot’s Jonathan Edwards on Sunday.
Years into the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, human rights activists have accused the European Union of turning a blind eye to Greece’s treatment of refugees and migrants now stuck on the island of Lesbos.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Criminal Justice Involvement and Victimization Among Homeless Adults With Mental Illness
Findings support the need for early interventions for at-risk youths and trauma-informed practice and violence prevention policies that specifically target homeless populations.
Even as the effects of violence, displacement and confinement contribute to community-wide distress, mental and psychosocial well-being are often overlooked. Humanitarian organizations are overwhelmed responding to ever growing needs in South Sudan, where an estimated 7.5 million people are in need of lifesaving assistance.
Charlottesville Therapists Pledge Over 300 Hours of Free Counseling Sessions Following Aug. 12 Rally
Over 50 private therapists have committed more than 300 hours of free counseling support in response to stress and trauma resulting from the attacks of August 12.
It could take decades for young people from the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) group’s stronghold to overcome their psychological injuries, Save the Children warned.
France wants to involve psychiatrists in preventing attacks like the one in which a mentally unstable man drove into two Marseille bus stops, killing a woman, the country’s interior minister said Tuesday.
Kimberly Greer, 58, is one of thousands of people across the South and West Sides of Chicago who experience some form of mental health trauma as a result of gun violence.
A lost generation and grim future awaits if the Middle East is not stabilised, according to 25-year study of countries stretching from Morocco to Pakistan.
The research, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, found that in addition to violence in the region, there has been a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Since 2013, Chicago police have deployed SWAT teams at least 38 times to respond to mental health incidents and suicide attempts, according to deployment logs obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Such deployments are picking up pace.
According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, every child above the age of 10 in Gaza has witnessed death, destruction, and displacement as a result of three traumatic military offensives. As a result, recent estimates show that over 300,000 children in Gaza need mental health guidance.
KAGS has learned that, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, there are approximately 345 people waiting to enter state maximum security mental health facilities, most waiting in county jails. Also, the average wait to enter a maximum security state hospital is 142 days.
Police officers are at a heightened risk for suicide because of a combination of factors, including exposure to violence, job-related stress and access to firearms, according to the Justice Department. Still, many departments avoid addressing the subject.
The mental health of alleged terrorist sympathizer Ikaika Kang, a U.S. army sergeant from Waimanalo, is under scrutiny at a time when the deep psychological wounds of war are getting more attention across the country.
Survivors of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 – and first-responders who were on the scene that day – may have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases, a new study suggests.
The number of children and young people seeking help from mental health services has spiked in the wake of recent terror attacks in England, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
The Bureau of Prisons claims to have a policy prohibiting solitary confinement, as it should. But then what do you call locking up inmates by themselves in single cells for more than 22 hours a day for long periods of time with no or limited engagement with others? We would call it solitary confinement. It Read more
The number of Danes diagnosed with trauma — and stressor-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)) increased substantially following the terrorist attacks carried out by Anders Breivik in Norway in 2011.
The L.A. Police Protective League is one of more than a dozen police unions nationwide — including those in New York, San Jose and Chicago — calling on the federal government to pay for crisis-intervention training, less-lethal devices and officers who team up with mental health professionals to respond to emergency calls.
In a case in which Texas set an execution date without notifying the death row inmate’s counsel, the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday granted his request for review of whether he is mentally competent to be executed.
The solution in my opinion is not to solely track people being released with “a history of violence and mental illness”, but to ensure that appropriate services to mentally ill people are available pre, during and post prison.